we have raised enough money (in combination w/aarons old jobs retirement account cashed in)to start our homestudy and get the process rolling. yippeeeeee!!!!!!
eban house (our adoption agencies home in ghana) now has 30+ kids. thats quite a jump from 12 a week ago! they need beds and a place to eat. please please pray for these kids!!!!!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
a lot has been going on but i haven't been disciplined enough to get on here and jot it down. the krispy kreme thing was really fun! i got to know some of the junior highers a little better. thank you naomi, bethany, j.p., aspen, shaun, and of course my little sister tay tay. these kids are soo stinking funny! my friend sarah came and helped for round two of selling. that was great! the questads and ourselves made $490ish profit each!!!!! i was pleasantly surprised. especially since we had about 40 dozen leftover. i never want to eat a krispy kreme ever again! yucky. i got a pretty bad sunburn and my lip gloss only magnified the burn on my lips. i looked like i was wearing wax lips for 2 days, then came the blisters. combine that with a sinus infection and a salivary gland infection, i didnt feel very good. i started on antibiotics 2 days before my cousin heidi came down for the weekend. i have seen her only 3 times in the last 15 years. she is the absolute coolest cousin ever. she came and spent the entire day friday roasting in an ice cream truck with the tune "do your ears hang low? do they wobble to and fro?" blaring and making change just so that she could spend time w/my mom and i! i love her! i have a new appreciation for the ice cream man! it is hot and some kids test your patience! it was totally worth it. i laughed so hard at all the kids freaking out jumping around and chasing the truck. so so so hilarious! im so glad ill have that memory. i got sick the first night from all the exhaust and heat. i got sick again today. i have gotten no sleep and my immune system is just run down. on saturday we got a flash storm. it just came on suddenly. the rain poured, unfortunately the windshield wipers didnt work. that was .......funny and stressful at the same time. my mom looked a little stressed so i secretly took a picture of her driving nervously in the rain (notice the white knuckles).
aaron and bill sat w/the kids for the lemonade stand across from all the classic cars at the park in richland. they made $49 dollars and taylor decorated the whole thing herself (axle painted the sides where you cant see). they looked so cute out there. it was a weekend to remember. next weekend will be our first free weekend. our next event is a big yard sale the second weekend of july. oh and i finally got our adoption letters out!! if you want one, email me your address. we will take all the prayer we can get. hhhhhmm yeah i think thats it!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
well i think we are done with the hot dogs for at least a week or two. it was soooo cool to be a part of the action. i got to meet quite a few people who ive gone to church with for years but never "officially" met. in total i think we raised about $1000 for the adoption ministry. im not for sure where that money will go. i think we will get to use some of it towards our ghana baby but im not totally sure. we had a potluck at the vickermans which was really fun. theyve adopted from china and are just really encouraging people to be around as are the macduffs. the macduffs are courageous beyond my understanding. they have about 2 million children three of which are adopted from ethiopia. anyway we were able to sit around and yack w/a bunch of people whove adopted, are adopting or want to adopt. crystal and i are going to sell krispy kremes on friday. thank you God she and her husband decided that it would be "fun" to ride up to spokane at 3am to get the doughnuts w/out me. fun? you guys are crazy! but im happy! i am not a "fun" person anytime before 9am, so thank you crystal! i signed up for a lemonade brigade fundraiser and was among the first 1000 people to sign up so they are gonna send me a lemonade stand for free along w/100 cans of natural environmentally friendly pink lemonade for my little sister and my son to sell on the 21st for the adoption!!!!! heres the site with more info on it http://www.drinkcrayons.com/pinklemonadebrigade/.my mom and i are gonna juggle that with selling ice cream from the flannigans ice cream truck at cool desert nights. crazy! ive got my letters printed out finally. and im going to try and mail them this weekend while aaron and axle go to nathans graduation. im hoping to let everyone know that we are adopting so we can tell everybody who hasnt heard and hopefully EVERYBODY will be praying for our family. God answers prayer! if anybody has ANY fundraising ideas, let me know! im highly motivated. ok ive got a zillion things to do. i guess ill go get busy.